November, 2020

24 Experts Reveal the Single Worst Thing a Contact Center Agent Can Do During a Call

Callminer

Talking to customers on the phone all day isn’t an easy job; that’s why it takes a special set of skills and characteristics to be a successful contact center agent. Even top-performing agents have bad days, though, and sometimes, things that are considered standard practice can frustrate customers.

Align Business, Contact Center and Technology Strategies

Contact Center Pipeline

I’ve been on my soapbox for years touting the importance of aligning the business strategy, the contact center operations strategy, and the contact center technology strategy. Strategies are aligned when: You can map the relationship between business and contact center goals.

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The 5 Rules for Designing a Great Digital Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Digital experiences are a crucial part of your Customer Experience , especially during the pandemic. Some organizations are excelling, while others could use some work.

The Mike Moment

ShepHyken

We’ve all heard the old adage: “It’s better to give than to receive.” That’s what customer service people do. They give and give and give. They help solve problems and resolve complaints.

Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

Adaptive CX: Reducing the Impact of COVID 19 in Your Contact Center

CCNG

While the global health and economic crisis has radically altered businesses across the globe, it's also given us valuable insight into consumer habits and new adaptive customer experience strategies that are helping minimize the disruption.

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25 Indicators of Fraud on Inbound Calls

Callminer

Call center fraud is no laughing matter. Fraud is not only on the rise in call centers generally (jumping by 350% between 2013 and 2019 ), but the spread of fraud in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic means businesses and consumers alike must be more mindful than ever.

20 Empathy Statements to Show Stressed-Out Customers That You Care

Contact Center Pipeline

These are difficult times, and our anxious customers need us more than ever. Some of them need help with a simple task, like: “How do I add a new driver to my auto insurance policy?” Others need help solving a problem: “Why was I charged twice for inflight WiFi?”

Diagnosing Customers’ New Behavior During the Pandemic

Beyond Philosophy

The last time you looked up product reviews, which ones did you notice first, 5-star, or 1-star? Also, how many 5-star reviews does it take to offset a 1-star review? Probably more than one.

Thanksgiving Week Special: A Recipe for Amazing Customer Service

ShepHyken

As we approach Thanksgiving, I can’t stop thinking about turkey and stuffing—and all the different ways to prepare them. Always thinking about how everything in life ties to customer service, I wondered, “What is a good recipe for customer service?” So, I’ve listed some of the essential ingredients.

How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

Contact Centre Trends 2021: Fonolo Report

Peter Lavers

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we engage with customers, colleagues and suppliers – forever! Many companies were already on journeys of digital transformation, which have been accelerated beyond belief in 2020.

Taking Field Service Management to the next level with AR

TechSee

Now more than ever, many businesses are searching for effective ways to improve field service. Augmented reality (AR) has many applications in field service management; below we present four practical applications that align with the four main operating models outlined by Gartner.

Applying Leadership Intelligence Pyramid in CX

CX Global Media

Applying the leadership intelligence pyramid is one simple way to achieve effective leadership. Here are the basics of the concept. The post Applying Leadership Intelligence Pyramid in CX appeared first on CX Global Media.

Tips for Onboarding New-Hires Remotely

Contact Center Pipeline

I’m no stranger to remote work. I’ve been onboarded remotely and have onboarded remote employees before. But I have to say I’ve never been a part of onboarding someone fully remote—with my onboarding partners-in-crime also being remote—in the midst of a pandemic.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

What Do The Pioneers of Customer Experience See for the Future: And What Should You Do About It?

Beyond Philosophy

From time to time, I participate in speaking engagements and, in the time of COVID-19, virtual speaking engagements. I recently participated in a Customer Experience Day webinar with two other leaders in our field, Joe Pine and Lou Carbone.

Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

ShepHyken

This is a crazy idea, but hear me out. When I was a kid, we had home-cooked meals almost every night. I thought my mom was the greatest cook in the world. She could make the best chicken. As a matter of fact, she made chicken almost every night.

Joined up Voice of Customer and Staff Studies

Peter Lavers

In my many years as a practitioner and consultant in the field of Customer Management I’ve often wondered why business treats its Voice of Customer (VoC) and Voice of Employee (VoE) studies as completely different and dissociated exercises.

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6 Habits of Organizations with Successful Remote Support

TechSee

It’s as old as communication technology itself. The importance of following remote support best practices is undeniable – certainly anyone who has seen the movie Apollo 13 will recall that it saved the lives of the failed mission’s astronauts 50 years ago.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

304: Robert E. Quinn – Inspiring Positive Change

CX Global Media

When Dr. Robert E. Quinn was in the 6th grade, there was a popular boy in school who was good at basketball and almost every cute cheerleader loved him.

2021 Outlook: AI, Knowledge Automation and the Evolving Role of Remote Agents

Contact Center Pipeline

Already experiencing pandemic change, contact centers can expect even more in 2021, at a more rapid pace. Call and ticket volumes continue to rise, and the remote workforce will remain, at least partially, distributed as the new norm.

Digital Transformation Didn’t Work: This Is What You Should Do Now

Beyond Philosophy

An organization’s digital experience is vital to their success. We have been getting a lot of clients asking for a review of their digital experience. Many recognize that their digital transformation hasn’t resulted in the experience that they hoped it would be.

Guest Blog: How To Improve the Customer Experience Starting Today

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article from Chelsea Lamb , co-founder and head tech writer at Business Pop. She provides multiple strategies to improve the customer experience in order to gain and retain repeat customers. It’s been said that customer service is dead.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

It’s more than customer appreciation

Talkdesk

Three years ago, I had planned a vacation with my entire family, our first-ever trip to Europe. It was a different time, I know. As a Delta frequent flyer, I’ve flown over 2 million miles. I’m a proud medallion member. The morning of the trip, I got the call that our flight was canceled.

The Paradigm Shift of Remote Support and the Future of Field Service Delivery

TechSee

Field service delivery is undergoing a transformation. This paradigm shift has effectively taken the “field” out of field services, with the industry focused on servicing customers in the most efficient way possible. What does this mean for the future of field service?

303: Dave McKeown – Moving from Execution to Excellence

CX Global Media

Dave McKeown was about to speak on one of his first workshops when he was faced with the dilemma of not having enough money to pay the hotel bill.

Meet NICE inContact: Our November 2020 Sponsor Wall of Fame Honoree

Contact Center Pipeline

Contact Center Pipeline’s SPONSOR WALL OF FAME Company name: NICE inContact CEO: Paul Jarman When Founded: 1997 Describe your company: NICE inContact, a NICE business, works with organizations of all sizes to create extraordinary and trustworthy customer experiences that create deeper brand loyalty and relationships that last.

Community: Executives, Take Note!

Speaker: Carrie Melissa Jones, Erica Kuhl and Holly Firestone

While organizations have been using communities for many years, it is only in the last few that executives have started to see the value that a community can offer. But now, in 2021, many executives have finally started to view community structures as a new governance model for the entire organization rather than a stand-alone initiative. Join us on January 27 at 12 PM ET for a webinar exploring Chapter 2 of our 2021 Community Predictions eBook.

What Do The Pioneers of Customer Experience See for The Future

Beyond Philosophy

What happens when you get three Customer Experience Pioneers together to discuss the past, present, and future of Customer Experience? This episode of The Intuitive Customer, for starters.

The Loyalty Question 2.0

ShepHyken

If you have been following my work, you may remember something I refer to as The Loyalty Question. It goes like this: What am I doing right now to make sure the customer comes back the next time they need whatever it is we sell? Most people think customer loyalty is about a lifetime.

Why Academic Writing Skills Are Useful for Managers

CSM Magazine

Writing is seen as such a Herculean task that it is often outsourced and that can be a great idea. If you look at the writing involved in a task and you realise that it is something that you cannot handle, it’s easy to get an essay writing service to deal with it for you.